Indianapolis, Indiana -- Ultraviolet-cure (UV-cure) coating technology continues to gain traction in the coatings industry and Bayer MaterialScience says it will give formulators a better understanding of UV-cure coating technology at the forthcoming American Coatings Show.
Michael Dvorchak, manager, intellectual property & new media, Coatings Adhesives & Specialties, BMS, will lead a two-part session entitled "Radiation Curing" during a 7 May pre-conference session at ASC.
The tutorial will provide a concise overview on the fundamentals of radiation-curing coatings, their benefits and limitations, as well as the basic chemistry involved and appropriate applications.
Mike Jeffries, strategic technology manager, BMs, will also lead a 7 May tutorial highlighting the versatile chemistry of PU coatings, Bayer said.
Jeffries will provide attendees with insight as to how formulators can use the structures of polyurethane systems to improve or enhance a coating's performance in a myriad of end-use applications.
"Chemistry is the key to unlocking the unique properties of polyurethanes for use in coatings and adhesives. Tweaking the polyurethane chemistry allows formulators to fine tune their formulation to impart the specific performance characteristics needed for each coating's application," said Jeffries.
Bayer MaterialScience will also have a stand at the show, taking place 8-10 May in Indianapolis, Indiana.